Manuscripts receives the papers of sculptor Art Silverman

The Manuscripts department at Tulane University's Special Collections Library is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Art Silverman's papers.

Arthur "Art" Silverman is a retired New Orleans area sculptor whose works are primarily large public sculptures, cast in metal, based on forms such as tetrahedrons. His works can be seen in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Massachusetts, Florida, Iowa, and California. In New Orleans, his sculptures have been installed at Tulane University's Law School and A.B. Freeman School of Business, the Entergy Centre on Poydras, East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie, and Temple Sinai on St. Charles.

Born in New York City in 1923, Silverman attended Tulane University for his B.S. (1944) and his M.D. (1947). He practiced urology for thirty years before shifting paths to become a sculptor.

Silverman's gift to Manuscripts includes videos, sketches, gallery show invitations, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and other papers. Manuscripts staff are arranging and describing the papers now and hope to have them available to researchers by spring.

(Image of Temple Sinai menorah, before installation, 1997. Arthur Silverman papers, Manuscripts department, Special Collections, Tulane University Libraries. Image may not be reproduced without permission.)

For more information about Art Silverman, the following websites may be of interest.

Art of the Tetrahedron, Revisited

Arthur Silverman at Bilhenry Gallery

Arthur Silverman at LeMieux Galleries

Arthur Silverman at Barnett Fine Art

Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry, Arthur Silverman

Posted by Eira Tansey.


  1. whose works are primarily large public sculptures, cast in metal, based on forms such as tetrahedrons.
    This is not accurate. The work is primarily welded, not cast, and his work is an intensive artistic exploration, almost exclusively, of the tetrahedron.


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